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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2787

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Microsoft Attacked by Worm, Too

Seatle, (AP), Jan. 28: -- Microsoft was exposed to the virus-like attack that crippled global Internet activity last weekend because it failed to install crucial fixes to its own software on many Microsoft computer servers, according to internal e-mails obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

Thailand closes border to Cambodians following riots

Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 30: Thailand has responded to anti-Thai riots in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh by barring Cambodians from entering the country across the Thai-Cambodia border, and threatened to expel hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants.

Thais stage peaceful protest at Cambodian Embassy to Thailand

Bangkok, Jan 30 (TNA): - Protest in front of the Cambodian Embassy to Thailand has calmed down, as a group of Thai people is now rallying peacefully in front of the building, according to a T.V. news report.

Hun Sen blames radicals for anti-Thai riot

Phnom Penh, Jan. 30: — Prime Minister Hun Sen accused a small group of radicals Thursday of orchestrating a riot in Phnom Penh the day before, in which angry Cambodians set fire to the Thai Embassy and vandalized Thai businesses to protest derogatory remarks allegedly made by a Thai actress.

Government should immediately implement Official Language Act – Tamil MP

Colombo, Jan. 29: "We want the government to implement the Official Language Act immediately. More the delay, the more the animosity among Tamil people,” V. Anadasangari, Tamil United Liberation Front Member of Parliament said today.

Thai people from Cambodia return home safely

Bangkok, Jan 30 (TNA) Over 500 Thai people from Phnom Penh arrived safely in Bangkok Thursday morning amid warm welcome by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, top military leaders and their relatives, according to a T.V. news report.

Biggest every protest in the east: Eastern Muslims demand traditional homeland

From A. M. Jazeel — Addalaichenai Corr.

The Island: The student population in the East launching the biggest ever procession of Muslims in the history, numbering over 65000 yesterday, announced the ‘Oluvil Declaration’ at Oluvil which called for a separate Muslim region in the East claiming that the North-East was their traditional homeland.

WB, govt, LTTE pow-wow on allocation of US$ 85m.

by Dilanthi Jayamanne

The Island: A meeting of the World Bank (WB), the Government and the LTTE will be held in Colombo today to discuss the modality in which the US $ 85 million should be expended. Cabinet spokesman Prof. G. L. Peiris told the weekly Cabinet press briefing yesterday.

LTTE planning hartal over second cut-out cut by police

by Norman Palihawadana

The Island: The LTTE is planning a hartal shortly in the Batticaloa area after the police had for the second time removed a cut-out put up by the LTTE at Pillayar Junction, Batticaloa, police intelligence said.

Britain, encouraged by peace efforts, doubles development aid to Sri Lanka

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 29: Britain said on Wednesday that Sri Lanka's peace process could be "an example to the rest of the world" on dealing with terrorism, and vowed to nearly double its development assistance to the country to 15 million pounds (US$24.6 million) this year.

South Korea grants refugee status to asylum-seekers from Myanmar, Cameroon

Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 29: - South Korea ( news - web sites) on Wednesday granted refugee status to four asylum seekers from Myanmar and Cameroon.

Touch of nobility dies with a Shan princess :Former first lady of Burma shattered many feudal taboos

William Barnes in Bangkok

The former first lady of Burma, who was cremated at the weekend, started life as a Shan princess. Sao Hearn Hkam was sold into marriage to become the minor wife of a local princeling.

No plan for Burmese Junta to talk with National League for Democracy.

is reported that the SPDC’s Council member, Lt-Gen Soe Win said that the SPDC has no plan to talk to the NLD. The comment was made at a meeting of USDA members, local authorities and civil servants on the 21st of this month in Prome [Pyi]. He emphasised that the SPDC not only won’t talk to the NLD but also would never handover power to the NLD. He then urged and directed the civil servants to do what they have to do and not to contact the NLD.

Jaitley returns to cabinet, gets plum portfolios

New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 29: Arun Jaitley today returned to the Union Cabinet with three major portfolios getting Law and Commerce and Industry while Disinvestment Minister Arun Shourie got key Communication and IT ministries in a reshuffle of Union council of ministers which saw the exit eight ministers and induction of an equal number.

PM:Thai envoys and people to return home under the protection of commando unit

Bangkok, Jan 30 (TNA): - The government will send an aircraft of the Royal Thai Air Force to receive Thai envoys, diplomatic staff, and Thai people in Phnom Penh back home under the protection of a Thai commando batch, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

PM calls back Thai envoys in Cambodia

Bangkok, Jan 29 (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Wednesday called back ambassador and diplomatic staff at the Thai Embassy in Cambodia after it was raided and set fires by a group of angry Cambodian students,accoding to a T.V. news report.

FBI Mosque Counting Questioned

New York, Jan. 29: The United States should not engage in
religious profiling as part of its anti-terrorism efforts, Human Rights
Watch said today

Majar Herlab: First shift of exiled Iraqis arrive in Hungary for US training

Jan. 29: The Hungarian Majar Herlab said yesterday that a first group including 500 Iraqis living in exile arrived on Sunday in Tashar military base to the south of the country to receive training on liaison missions with the American forces in case of war against Iraq.

Advani to hold wide-ranging talks with Thailand, Singapore

New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 30: India will hold wide-ranging talks with Thailand and Singapore on the fight against terrorism, ways to further strengthen economic cooperation and issues relating to Asean during the six-day visit of Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani as part of the 'look east' policy.